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Old 27th April 2006, 13:41   #1
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Hi,

I am confused if I should switch to Speed 97 on my RS. Could someone advise.

I currently use 91 octane on my car - allthough the owner manual mentions that 95 octane should be used. However, the manual also mentions that no additives should be used.

All the Skoda / non Skoda service centre people that I have spoken to clearly advise that I should use only normal unleaded 91 octane, since premium fuels have additives which create problems...... they clog the system if the car is not driven for a few days. In this scenario "

1. Should I use Speed 97 ? Has any RS owner faced any problems ?

2. In case I try Speed 97 and then switch back to 91 Octane, will it create a problem ? I guess the ECU should automatically adjust to the lower octane level.
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Old 27th April 2006, 13:50   #2
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1st of all i dont think to rs need 97 octane cause the compression ratio is not too high.i think i 9.something:1.but u can use 97 octane if u want,it wont give any problem.but its 60 bucks a liter.and if u switch to 91 after using 97,u wont face any problems.try filling half your tank with 91,and half with 97.that way it wont hurt your pocket too much
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I think u do get 93 Oct petrol without additives why not try that ?
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hey aza,
i dont think 93 octane is available any more at the bp pumps.its just speed and speed 97.and unlike delhi(i think),xtra premium in bombay is 91 octane
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Old 27th April 2006, 14:17   #5
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The only place where higher octane fuel without additives (98 octane) was available in Mumbai was the Reliance pump at Navi Mumbai. But they too have discontinued it.
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I know Monkey uses Speed97. And his car runs like a dream.

I agree about the additives though. DCIL has strictly advised to use only regular diesel in my C220.

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Using higher octane would be better cuz the 'check engine' light keeps flashing when normal or 93octane fuel is used. My cousin has this prob, and think its common among the RS's.
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With Speed 97 the car handles like a dream and Speed 97 doesnt have any additives... Its pure 97 octane... BTW Xtrapremium 91 Octane is better than Speed 93..
So if the price doesnt hurt ur pocket then please feel free to use 97..
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I first used to fill up with speed 93 but was forced to switched over to 97 when BP stopped selling it in mumbai

97 does have additives and i do not think its worth the Rs 60 price tag

i now fill up 50% speed 91 and 50% speed 97
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i now fill up 50% speed 91 and 50% speed 97
Isnt that a pain to do? Also, if the car already has a quarter tank / half tank of fuel, how do you calculate the 50%?

Keep it simple Monkey. Go with 97 all the way.

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Using higher octane would be better cuz the 'check engine' light keeps flashing when normal or 93octane fuel is used. My cousin has this prob, and think its common among the RS's.
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The 'check engine light' on the RS comes on if the fuel filter is clogged. I have learnt this the hard way. If this light comes on.... blindly change the fuel filter. The RS is Euro IV compliant and hence sensitive.

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With Speed 97 the car handles like a dream and Speed 97 doesnt have any additives... Its pure 97 octane... BTW Xtrapremium 91 Octane is better than Speed 93..
So if the price doesnt hurt ur pocket then please feel free to use 97..
Hi EVO,

I believe Speed 97 does have additives. Here is the text from speedfuels.com, their site : "Speed 97 is a unique blend of high-octane petrol with specially designed components. It also contains world-class multi-functional additive, which enables high performance vehicles to deliver their designed outputs by removing harmful deposits from all fuel metering systems and components...."
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I use 97. that restricts the number of pumps i cna visit so i dont go below 1/4 tank too often.
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Hey Madmonkey, could you please tell us about the FE of Skoda vrs. What is the average FE in city.

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Is there a difference between HP POWER and Indian Oil Xtra Premium. Does it matter what i use for my vRS. I was using speed, sometimes Xpremuim and rarely HP.
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